Traveling abroad may be on many students’ wish lists, but it is no longer on the list of the PSU volleyball team. This summer, head volleyball coach Ibraheem Suberu and assistant coach Jenny Mueller took 12 members of the team on a once in a lifetime trip to Europe.
“Last June the team decided they wanted to go on this journey,” said Suberu. “All of the funds needed to take the team were raised by letters to families and friends, fundraising cards supported by local businesses and delivering flowers on Valentines Day for Dillons.”
The group of girls played against teams in Budapest, Hungary; Klagenfurt, Austria; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Venice, Italy. Between matches the team had time to tour and experience the culture in each of those countries.
This was the first PSU team to represent the university internationally and coach Suberu hopes it won’t be the last. “Our goal is to continue this trip every four years to give future Gorillas the same opportunity to travel abroad and learn about different cultures. We also hope that visits like this will help to build relations between the schools we visit and PSU.”